Philippi provides a professional level of counselling training to church and community, using a non-intrusive, largely non directive and relational approach.

Our training facilitators are well trained and come from varied professional backgrounds, thus offering considerable experience and expertise. They all receive ongoing training, independent supervision and work according to the Code of Ethics of the Association of Christian Counsellors (ACC).

Our courses seek to integrate reputable secular methods and approaches with that of the Christian faith. Our vision is to equip people in the broader community, churches and other community based organisations to bring healing and restoration in our communities, therefore our country.
Philippi Trust Namibia was the first NGO in Namibia to receive accreditation as a training provider from the Namibia Qualifications Authority (NQA) and was at the time, only the fourth training provider in Namibia that applied for and was successful in obtaining accreditation.

Introduction to Developing
Listening Skills

This course is specifically aimed at church clergy, their congregations and anyone interested in improving developing their listening and responding skills. The Course is intended for people with little or no previous experience or training in this area. It IS a basic listening course and NOT intended to qualify you as a counsellor. It will further your skills as an effective listener and prepare you for further Christian Counselling.

Fundamentals of Counselling

This is a 60-hour foundation course in Counselling, 35 hours of which are required to be attended in a group, the remainder to be completed as course work in the form of a book review, a questionnaire and a personal learning journal.

This course is accredited by the Namibia Qualifications Authority (NQA). Participants who successfully complete this course will be issued a ‘Certificate of Attainment’. This course is a comprehensive introduction to Christian Counselling, combining theory and practice to help you develop your own counselling style.

Engage in counselling with people on HIV and AIDS

The purpose of this module is to provide the skills and knowledge to engage in counselling with people on HIV and AIDS. It includes developing and updating personal knowledge about HIV related counselling models, policy and legislation in Namibia; establishing the counselling relationship with client; assisting the client to identify purpose for counselling; assisting client to work towards achieving identified purpose for counselling; assisting client to implement counselling plan and effecting closure of the counselling relationship with the client.

Perform counsellor supervision and develop staff

The purpose of this module is to provide you with knowledge that will allow you to prepare for and perform counsellor supervision. It will also assist you to identify and develop the requirements for competent practice as a counsellor, trainer and supervisor; and for assisting counsellors in learning efforts through organising staff programmes for skills upgrading and personal growth.

This module is registered at Level 6 of the NQF. It has a NQF Credit value of 12.

The module is part of the National Diploma in Counselling but can also be done on its own.

National Certificate in Counselling

The course is based on three elements: theory, skills practice, personal awareness/development. Specialist subjects include: loss and bereavement, rejection, forgiveness, terminal illness.

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National Diploma in Counselling

This course runs over 2 years and is a qualification that recognises people who have the competencies required for working in counselling services. 

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